California's State Capitol Building

Photographer Unknown1875

California State Archives

California State Archives
Sacramento, CA, United States

California's State Legislature first provided for the construction of a state capitol building in 1856, creating the Board of State Capitol Commissioners to handle contracts and oversee the construction. Construction crews broke ground on December 4, 1856. Unfortunately, ensuing fiscal obstacles brought the entire project to a halt within eleven days, not to resume for another four years. Construction resumed in 1860, and continued for over a decade. The building was first occupied in 1869, and completed in 1874. Identification Information: F3640:18376(2), Earl Warren Papers, Photographs.


  • Title: California's State Capitol Building
  • Creator: Photographer Unknown
  • Date Created: 1875
  • Location: Sacramento, California

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